Here’s a list of questions (and potential answers) that can help you start the conversation with your healthcare provider about GeneSight. Select which questions you’d like to ask and write down any other questions you may have.
Have you heard of GeneSight?
GeneSight is a laboratory-developed genetic test that uses DNA collected from a cheek swab to analyze genetic information and match it with information about available treatment options. The report is an informational tool that healthcare providers can use to help select which treatment options may be best suited for you.
Do you know how GeneSight works?
We capture my DNA using a cheek swab here in the office. Your office sends it to the GeneSight lab via FedEx and a report is available to you within 36 hours via a secure web portal.
Are you a registered provider of GeneSight?
You can call their Customer Service team and have a representative contact you to provide test materials and set up on-line ordering. The number is: 866.757.9204.
Do you think GeneSight could help get me on the right medications?
I understand that this kind of testing is relatively new. Four published, peer-reviewed studies confirm that GeneSight can double a patient’s odds of getting on the right medication. Over 13,000 clinicians in the U.S. are using it, and more than 210,000 people have been tested. I’d like to learn more about the GeneSight test.
Will we go over the results together?
I’d like to review the report together. I think it will help me understand why some previous medications haven’t worked well and why new ones may work better with less side effects.